Biomimicry: Forest Canopy
Title: The Canopy Layer: The Roof of the Rainforest
Name: Tay Jia Jian
• Characterization of canopy structure a tropical rainforest typically has a number of layers,. Examples include the emergent, canopy, under canopy and shrub floor layers.
• In the canopy layer contains the majority of the largest trees, typically 30 meters.The canopy is the primary layer of the forest forming a roof, blocking a lot of sunlight entering forest and protect the soil erosion from heavy rain.
• The canopy layer it serve as shading layer among the forest canopy layer. The average temperature in tropical rainforests ranges from (21 to 30°C). The environment is pretty wet in tropical rainforests, maintaining a high humidity of 77% to 88% year-round。
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Canopy Layer: Interlocking
The canopy is an interlocking network of different type of tree. It is so efficient that only 3 - 15 per cent of sunlight penetrates this uppermost tree canopy to reach the lower undergrowth. Not all of the light is caught by the topmost leaves. The interlocking network no only block the sunlight and the same time reduce the loss of water molecules of the ground level that able to absorb the excessive heat energy.
Canopy Layer: Tree structure
Canopy Layer: Evaporation